Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
. then inside "the washington times" this mortgage, plenty of quotes from republicans. this one from steve king. they say outspoken republican from iowa among the first congressional lawmakers to weigh in on the inauguration. he issued a statement more than three hours before president obama ceremonially took the oath of office for his second term. senator jeff sessions, an alabama republican, refused to criticize the i dress. host: to douglas, nashville, tennessee, democratic caller. caller: good morning. host: what are your throughouts on the inaugural address? caller: i thought it was wonderful. i thought the speech was very insightful and i believe that he talked about we the people and together we can do the things he set out to do. host: he talked about social security, climate change, equal rights for gay couples and women. is that your priority list? caller: i'm not sure it's in that order but the president has a hard job and congress has yet to work together with him and i believe that we have good republicans and over 50% of the country agreed with the position of the president and i
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm EST
idea that senator wyden of oregon has been working with us and one, a newer idea that steve and i dreamed up in a bar in italy a few years. first of all, the president has been talking about stimulating the economy with transportation infrastructure investment. ron wyden of oregon and a republican from north dakota have been pushing for a trip bond program, $50 billion to be distributed, $1 billion to every state. we love the program, but it is going to help metro states, urban states. this concept of oregon and north dakota senators is a billion to go out to every state, so little states and big states all get the same benefit. this would be distributed over six years and the cost to the treasury would be paid for. and there would be no debt incurred at the state level. we think that that proposal has tremendous potentials. senator hoeven came by to speak to us last year and wyden last year. mentioned your program and we would love to see it. the next thing i want to put on the table and this should scare the pants off of all of you. this is real and this is jack's work, so you k
Jan 22, 2013 10:00am EST
, america can meet the test of a new day. my brother steve, the inventor, innately grasps this challenge. so must we. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i also rise to recognize the 40th anniversary of the supreme court roe v. wade decision this landmark decision granted american women the right to make their own personal health decisions. in consultation with her family and her faith and without government intrusion. mrs. capps: however, this right has been under steady attack in recent years with a clore goal, to make it so difficult to obtain a safe and legal abortion that it's become de facto illegal. but i'm among those who remember what what it was like when women were pushed into the shadows to get care and we cannot go back to that dangerous time. the truth is, none of us can walk in the shoes of each woman, facing an unwanted pregnancy. so let'
Jan 16, 2013 10:00am EST
representative steve stockton, republican of texas -- host: the n.r.a. put out a new ad yesterday. take a look. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. host: that's the latest ad by the n.r.a. put out yesterday getting a lot of feedback about the ad using the -- invoking the president's children in that. "the washington times" has this headline. the only headline about president obama's event later this morning. obama recruits children to push gun bans. acting a month after the connecticut school shooting, president obama will unveil sweeping package of gun control wednesday and will challenge congress to ban high-capacity magazines and military-style semiautomatic rifles involved in recent shooting rampages. host: that is our question for all of you. if pre